DNA investigation of a human foot found on a shoreline has demonstrated it was that of a adolescent missing for about two years, police said today
The foot, having a place to 14-year-old Daniel Nolan, from Hamble in Hampshire, was found by a dog-walker in an region of shoreline known as Chapman’s Pool close Swanage, Dorset, on May 15
Daniel vanished after a night-time angling trip with companions at Hamble waterfront on January 1, 2002
Tidal specialists are presently being counseled to find out how the foot, in a mentor what’s more, sock, overseen to travel 40 miles to the Dorset beach, so that police might know where to look for Daniel’s remains
Tests uncovered the foot had come away from Daniel’s body naturally
Devastated
Daniel’s mother Pauline Nolan, who had never given up trust of finding her child alive, said today the family were “devastated” by the news
She said telling Daniel’s sister Claire, 15, what’s more, his three siblings Liam, 13, Patrick, 11, what’s more, Connor, eight, was “the hardest undertaking of my life”
She added: “They have been to a great degree overcome in the last 21 months ”
Mrs Nolan, 43, paid tribute to her child who she called a “special boy” She too said thanks to companions who made a difference raise a £50,000 compensate for data driving to explaining Daniel’s disappearance, what’s more,
the police for their help
Search
Daniel was last seen strolling towards a boat over the Stream Hamble on a frosty night His angling adapt what’s more, gloves were found on the boat after his guardians called police
Police propelled a huge air, arrive what’s more, ocean search, be that as it may finished up that Daniel had fallen in the waterway what’s more, been cleared out into the Solent
So far they have been incapable to clarify convincingly to Daniel’s family what happened to their son
Mrs Nolan said the disclosure “raises more questions than it answers”
She said: “As a family, we must underscore this does not tell us the conditions encompassing Dan’s disappearance ”
Police claim continues
Detective Boss Overseer Dave Williams from Hampshire Police said: “Our musings are with the Nolan family at this time
“The exploring group is joined together in its resolve to seek after each sensible line of request to build up the reason for Daniel’s disappearance
“A extensive number of specialists have been what’s more,
continue to be counseled with a see to giving the best conceivable confirm to help in a appropriate understanding of the events
“We proceed to claim to all individuals of the open who may have data in connection to Dan’s vanishing to contact the police as before long as possible We remain open-minded in terms of what may have happened to him ”
Other remains
Meanwhile, police are attempting to recognize the human remains of a youthful kid found on a shoreline at Warsash, Southampton, in February this year
Forensic tests have demonstrated these do not have a place to Daniel
A police representative said: “According to a driving criminological anthropologist, the bones have been evaluated as those of a male youth matured between 14 what’s more, 16 a long time – around 5ft 9ins tall Further master confirm shows that the youth would have come from the Hampshire, Dorset or, on the other hand Isle of Wight area
“All the confirm assembled to date proposes that these bones do not have a place to missing youngster Damien Nettles, who vanished from the Isle of Wight in 1996 Damien’s family have too been educated of this most recent development ”
She added: “The exploring group has been in interview with the Coroner’s office to build up regardless of whether what’s more, at the point when an examination into Daniel’s demise may be opened “